The Hubbell Foundation Donates $20,000 to Make-A-Wish South Carolina

Wish kid Cole with his family, Make-A-Wish representatives and Hubbell Foundation representatives.

Wish kid Cole with his family, Make-A-Wish representatives and Hubbell Foundation representatives.

Make-A-Wish® South Carolina is honored to be the chosen recipient of a major gift from The Harvey Hubbell Foundation, the charitable arm of Hubbell Incorporated, parent company of Greenville-based Hubbell Lighting and Columbia-based Hubbell Power Systems.

Garth Warner, Hubbell Lighting’s vice president of human resources, presented the generous gift to Make-A-Wish South Carolina at Hubbell Lighting during a lunch event. Accepting on Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s behalf were Wish Kid Cole Carroll, his parents Doug and Laura, Amanda Osborne, vice president of mission advancement, and Kea Wade, corporate development manager.

Through a year-long partnership, Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Power Systems have provided considerable charitable support above and beyond the monetary donation. Kevin Potts, vice president of integration at Hubbell Power Systems, served on Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s board of directors from 2017 to 2018 and is currently a volunteer wish granter. Hubbell Lighting has provided direct assistance for wishes by donating goods and services, including new LED lighting for a wish kid’s room makeover. The cumulative support from Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Power Systems is pivotal in helping create renewed energy for wish kids, giving them the strength to fight harder.

“Make-A-Wish South Carolina does so many wonderful things for children that are going through extremely difficult challenges,” said Warner. “Hundreds of times a year Make-A-Wish South Carolina delivers hope, joy and inspiration for the children, families and communities they serve. The Hubbell Foundation is honored to be able to be a part of that team."

With this donation, Make-A-Wish® South Carolina will be able to grant approximately two and half additional wishes to children in the state battling critical illnesses to restore hope and strength to their lives.

“We are so grateful to have Hubbell as partners in wish-granting for the tremendous wish kids of South Carolina,” remarked Amanda Osborne, vice president of mission advancement of Make-A-Wish South Carolina. “Hubbell’s generous charitable investment will provide encouragement and healing for many children facing critical illnesses. Their corporate impact will transform lives.”

For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit sc.wish.org.

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ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. A wish is granted every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the U.S. and its territories. Together with a community of donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 209 wishes last year. The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit sc.wish.org and discover ways you can help make wishes come true.

ABOUT HUBBELL LIGHTING
Hubbell Lighting is elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets. Learn more at hubbelllighting.com and engage with the company online at LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

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Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) manufactures a wide variety of transmission, distribution, substation, OEM and telecommunications products used by utilities. In addition, HPS products are used in the residential construction, transportation, gas and water industries. Products include construction and switching products, tools, insulators, arresters, pole line hardware, cable accessories, test equipment, transformer bushings and polymer precast enclosures and equipment pads. Learn more at hubbellpowersystems.com.